WICHITA — California-based Marinello Schools of Beauty has purchased the five B Street Design campuses in Kansas, including the Wichita site near Harry and Rock.
The schools offer beauty education, including cosmetology, esthetics and manicuring along with salon and spa services that students provide to the general public under the supervision of instructors.
Marinello, which dates to 1905, came under new ownership in 2004 and quickly grew from 13 campuses to 63 in eight states.
The company is in the process of transitioning from B Street. Students will continue to be taught under existing curriculum until instructors are trained on Marinello curriculum. A company spokeswoman says the process will be done over a period of time, and there won't be major changes.
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The school's name hasn't converted to Marinello yet, but it will at some point during the transition.